Here to Serve You

When is a shoe just a shoe and when is it a bomb?

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Synopsis

Security runs amok when two weary travelers find a lone shoe in an airport terminal.

Roles

  • Gender Neutral: 1
  • Male: 2
  • Total roles: 3
Ted
A tall, rugged, long haired man, late 30’s
Tim
A young businessman, early 30’s
Todd/Tina
A TSA agent, any age, any gender

Setting & Set Requirements

Simple setting. An airport terminal early in the morning.

Awards

  • 2008 – Winner Goshen Peace Play Prize, Goshen, IN

Productions

  • 2023 – 15 Minute Theater Festival, Korea
  • 2020 – Zoom performance, Ophelia’s Jump Productions, CA
  • 2020 – Zoom performance, Goshen College, IN
  • 2018 – Open Fist Theater, CA
  • 2018 – Oregon Contemporary Theater, OR
  • 2017 – Bigger Fish Theater, Kennington, England
  • 2016 – Gulfport Community Players, FL
  • 2016 – Bench Plays, Metta Theater, NM
  • 2016 – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Pub Theater, London, England
  • 2015 – Barbara Collection, Hyehwadong 1Bunji, Seoul, S. Korea
  • 2015 – 15 Minute Play Festival, Incheon, S. Korea
  • 2015 – Lama Theater Company, NY
  • 2014 – Short + Sweet Festival, Manila, Philippines
  • 2014 – Short + Sweet Festival, Dubai
  • 2014 – Short + Sweet Festival, Delhi, India
  • 2013 – Short + Sweet Festival, Canberra, Australia
  • 2013 – Whitefire Theater, CA
  • 2013 – Ashland Contemporary Theater, OR
  • 2012 – Stonington Players, CT
  • 2012 – Colonial Players, MD
  • 2011 – Chiriquiri Players, Bouquete, Panama
  • 2010 – LIVEworks, Acorn Pictures, CA
  • 2010 – Minnesota Shorts Festival, MN
  • 2009 – Yo! Yo! Theater Company, CA
  • 2009 – Appetite Theater Bruschetta, IL
  • 2009 – Cedar Lane Stage, MD
  • 2009 – Snowdance Comedy Festival, WI
  • 2009 – Little Fish Theater, CA
  • 2008 – Goshen Peace Play Prize, IN
  • 2008 – Laguna Playhouse, CA
  • 2008 – Another Country SLAMBoston, MA
  • 2008 – Diablo Valley College, CA
  • 2008 – Towne Street Theater, CA
  • 2008 – Santa Fe Playhouse, NM
  • 2007 – Merely Players, KY
  • 2007 – Quo Vadimus Arts, NY
  • 2007 – The Barrow Group, NY
  • 2007 – Heartland Theater, IL

Sample

Todd: Sir, your report has been noted and is being acted upon and you are requested to stand over there and keep your mouth shut.

Tim: But it’s just a shoe.  I just thought you’d—

Todd: I do not care what you think it is.  We do not know that this is just a shoe.

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